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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231557/comparison-of-body-s-center-of-mass-motion-relative-to-center-of-pressure-between-treadmill-and-over-ground-walking
#1
Hsuan-Lun Lu, Tung-Wu Lu, Hsiu-Chen Lin, Wing P Chan
Treadmills have been used in rehabilitation settings to provide convenient protocols and continuous monitoring of movement over multiple cycles at well-controlled speeds for gait and balance training. However, the potential differences in the movement control may affect the translation of the training outcomes to real life over-ground walking (OW). The similarities and differences in the balance control between treadmill walking (TW) and OW have largely been unexplored. The current study bridged the gap by comparing the motions of the body's center of mass (COM) relative to the center of pressure (COP) between TW and OW, in terms of the COM-COP inclination angle (IA) and its rate of change (RCIA)...
February 9, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231435/impact-of-a-competition-with-two-consecutive-matches-in-a-day-on-physical-performance-in-young-tennis-players
#2
Cesar Gallo-Salazar, Juan Del Coso, David Barbado, Alejandro Lopez-Valenciano, Francisco Javier Santos-Rosa, David Sanz-Rivas, Manuel Moya, Jaime Fernandez-Fernandez
The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of playing two tennis matches on the same day on physical performance in young tennis players. Twelve well-trained young tennis players took part in a simulated tennis competition consisting of two tennis matches on the same day (morning and afternoon sessions). Before and the day after the competition, physical performance was measured using a battery of countermovement jumps (CMJ), a 10-m sprint, the 5-0-5 agility test, hip, grip and shoulder maximal isometric strength, shoulder range of motion (ROM) and a serve velocity test...
February 23, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231342/nonlinear-image-registration-with-bidirectional-metric-and-reciprocal-regularization
#3
Shihui Ying, Dan Li, Bin Xiao, Yaxin Peng, Shaoyi Du, Meifeng Xu
Nonlinear registration is an important technique to align two different images and widely applied in medical image analysis. In this paper, we develop a novel nonlinear registration framework based on the diffeomorphic demons, where a reciprocal regularizer is introduced to assume that the deformation between two images is an exact diffeomorphism. In detail, first, we adopt a bidirectional metric to improve the symmetry of the energy functional, whose variables are two reciprocal deformations. Secondly, we slack these two deformations into two independent variables and introduce a reciprocal regularizer to assure the deformations being the exact diffeomorphism...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231259/impact-of-seasonality-and-air-pollutants-on-carotid-femoral-pulse-wave-velocity-and-wave-reflection-in-hypertensive-patients
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Marina Di Pilla, Rosa Maria Bruno, Francesco Stea, Luciano Massetti, Stefano Taddei, Lorenzo Ghiadoni, Pietro Amedeo Modesti
OBJECTIVE: The effects of seasonality on blood pressure (BP) and cardiovascular (CV) events are well established, while the influence of seasonality and other environmental factors on arterial stiffness and wave reflection has never been analyzed. This study evaluated whether seasonality (daily number of hours of light) and acute variations in outdoor temperature and air pollutants may affect carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) and pressure augmentation. DESIGN AND METHOD: 731 hypertensive patients (30-88 years, 417 treated) were enrolled in a cross-sectional study during a 5-year period...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230904/effects-of-re-heating-tissue-samples-to-core-body-temperature-on-high-velocity-ballistic-projectile-tissue-interactions
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Caitlin Humphrey, Maciej Henneberg, Christian Wachsberger, Nicholas Maiden, Jaliya Kumaratilake
Damage produced by high-speed projectiles on organic tissue will depend on the physical properties of the tissues. Conditioning organic tissue samples to human core body temperature (37°C) prior to conducting ballistic experiments enables their behavior to closely mimic that of living tissues. To minimize autolytic changes after death, the tissues are refrigerated soon after their removal from the body and re-heated to 37°C prior to testing. This research investigates whether heating 50-mm-cube samples of porcine liver, kidney, and heart to 37°C for varying durations (maximum 7 h) can affect the penetration response of a high-speed, steel sphere projectile...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230571/infection-and-complications-following-low-velocity-intra-articular-gunshot-injuries
#6
Mai P Nguyen, Michael S Reich, Jeffrey A O'Donnell, Jonathan C Savakus, Nicholas F Prayson, Joseph F Golob, Amy A McDonald, John J Como, Heather A Vallier
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to characterize the demographics, interventions, infection rates, and other complications following intra-articular gunshot wounds. DESIGN: Retrospective review. SETTING: Level I trauma center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-three patients with 55 civilian low-velocity intra-articular gunshot injuries with a minimum of four weeks follow-up were included in the study. Seven patients had associated vascular injuries...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229824/normal-arterial-stiffness-in-familial-mediterranean-fever-evidence-for-a-possible-cardiovascular-protective-role-of-colchicine
#7
Olga Kukuy, Avi Livneh, Liran Mendel, Ariel Benor, Eitan Giat, Oleg Perski, Olga Feld, Yonatan Kassel, Ilan Ben-Zvi, Merav Lidar, Eliezer J Holtzman, Adi Leiba
OBJECTIVES: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autoinflammatory disorder with episodic and persistent inflammation, which is only partially suppressed by continuous colchicine treatment. While chronic inflammation is considered an important cardiovascular risk factor in many inflammatory disorders, its impact in FMF is still disputed. We measured arterial stiffness, a marker of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, in a group of FMF patients, in order to evaluate the cardiovascular consequences of inflammation in FMF and the role of colchicine in their development...
February 9, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229630/elevated-basal-cytosolic-calcium-of-endothelial-cells-influences-the-post-surgical-outcome-in-diabetic-cts
#8
I M Bin-Jaliah, Mea Shariff, P S Nayar, H C Chandramoorthy
Background Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)-induced neuropathy and ischemia-reperfusion post-surgery prolong carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) pathology, but the effect of T2DM on the prognostic outcome of carpal tunnel (CT) release surgery needs to be investigated. Materials and methods A total of 64 individuals with CTS underwent CT release surgery. HbA1c levels identified their diabetic status. The individual prognostic outcomes were measured by nerve conduction velocity (NCV), amplitude, and latency. Measurement of [Ca(2+)]c and reactive oxygen species (ROS) from isolated endothelial cells (ECs) revealed the oxidative burden of the normal and diabetic CTS phenotypes...
December 2016: Physiol Int
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229572/coenzyme-q10-does-not-prevent-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-and-oxidative-stress-in-sedentary-men
#9
Nilsel Okudan, Muaz Belviranli, Savaş Torlak
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to examine the effects of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) supplementation on exercise-induced muscle damage and oxidative stress in sedentary young men. In this study, a total of twenty one sedentary and healthy young men participated. METHODS: Participants were assigned at random to a CoQ10 or a placebo group employing a double-blind method. Those in the CoQ10 group ingested 200 mg CoQ10 per day for 4 weeks. Those in the placebo group ingested the same dosage of a placebo...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229480/echocardiographic-evaluation-of-right-ventricular-function-in-preterm-infants-with-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#10
Renata Bokiniec, Paweł Własienko, Maria Borszewska-Kornacka, Joanna Szymkiewicz-Dangel
AIM: To evaluate right ventricular function in preterm infants with and without bronchopulmonary dysplasia. METHODS: Eighty-nine preterm infants (<32 weeks) were divided into three groups: (1) no-bronchopulmonary dysplasia (n=32); (2) mild-bronchopulmonary dysplasia (n=35); (3) severe-bronchopulmonary dysplasia (n=15). Right ventricular echocardiographic parameters included the following: (1) pulsed-wave Doppler through the tricuspid valve (E/A ratio), pulmonary artery acceleration time, right ventricular ejection time, right ventricular velocity-time integral; (2) tissue Doppler measurements of myocardial velocities and atrioventricular conduction times; (3) pulsed-wave Doppler and tissue Doppler evaluation of myocardial performance index and E/E' ratio; and (4) M-mode detection of right ventricular end-diastolic wall diameter...
February 23, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229273/effect-of-exercise-on-diastolic-function-in-heart-failure-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
M J Pearson, S F Mungovan, N A Smart
Diastolic dysfunction contributes to the development and progression of heart failure. Conventional echocardiography and tissue Doppler imaging are widely utilised in clinical research providing a number of indices of diastolic function valuable in the diagnosis and prognosis of heart failure patients. The aim of this meta-analysis was to quantify the effect of exercise training on diastolic function in patients with heart failure. Exercise training studies that investigate different indices of diastolic function in patients with heart failure have reported that exercise training improves diastolic function in these patients...
February 23, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229134/magnetic-microkayaks-propulsion-of-microrods-precessing-near-a-surface-by-kilohertz-frequency-rotating-magnetic-fields
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L O Mair, B A Evans, A Nacev, P Y Stepanov, R Hilaman, S Chowdhury, S Jafari, W Wang, B Shapiro, I N Weinberg
Surface-swimming nano- and micromotors hold significant potential for on-chip mixing, flow generation, sample manipulation, and microrobotics. Here we describe rotating microrods magnetized nearly orthogonally to their long axes. When actuated near a solid surface, these microrods demonstrate precessing motion, with rods describing a double cone similar to the motion of a kayaker's paddle. The precessing motion induces translation. At 1 kHz, these "microkayaks" move at translational velocities of ≈14 μm s(-1) and generate advective flows up to 10 μm s(-1)...
February 23, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229055/a-comparative-study-on-skin-and-plasma-advanced-glycation-end-products-and-their-associations-with-arterial-stiffness
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Chang-Yuan Liu, Qi-Fang Huang, Yi-Bang Cheng, Qian-Hui Guo, Qi Chen, Yan Li, Ji-Guang Wang
BACKGROUND: We compared skin and plasma measurements of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), with particular focus on their levels in the presence of hypertension or diabetes and prediabetes and their associations with arterial stiffness in outpatients with suspected or diagnosed hypertension. METHODS: Skin AGE accumulation was measured as autofluorescence on the left forearm using the skin autofluorescence Reader and expressed in arbitrary units in the range from 0 to 25...
January 2017: Pulse (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229053/large-artery-stiffness-assessment-using-sphygmocor-technology
#14
REVIEW
Mark Butlin, Ahmad Qasem
Large artery stiffness assessment has been an integral part of the SphygmoCor technology since 1998. Aortic stiffness is approximated with non-invasive measurement of carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity, with improvements made with time to make the assessment procedure quicker and more user independent. Also standard in the devices is the ability to reliably calculate the central aortic waveform shape from a peripheral pressure waveform from either the brachial or radial artery. This waveform contains much information beyond peak and trough (systolic and diastolic pressure)...
January 2017: Pulse (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229052/estimated-pulse-wave-velocity-calculated-from-age-and-mean-arterial-blood-pressure
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REVIEW
Sara V Greve, Stephan Laurent, Michael H Olsen
In a recently published paper, Greve et al [J Hypertens 2016;34:1279-1289] investigate whether the estimated carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (ePWV), calculated using an equation derived from the relationship between carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV), age, and blood pressure, predicts cardiovascular disease (CVD) as good as the measured cfPWV. Because ePWV predicts CVD as good as cfPWV, some might wonder whether ePWV could be replaced by cfPWV, which is a time-consuming measurement requiring an expensive apparatus...
January 2017: Pulse (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229026/spawning-aggregation-of-white-streaked-grouper-epinephelus-ongus-spatial-distribution-and-annual-variation-in-the-fish-density-within-a-spawning-ground
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Atsushi Nanami, Taku Sato, Yuuki Kawabata, Junichi Okuyama
White-streaked grouper (Epinephelus ongus) is an important fisheries target and forms spawning aggregations at particular spawning grounds. The aims of the present study were to investigate the ecological characteristics of annual spawning aggregations such as (1) spatial variations in the density of E. ongus at the spawning ground, (2) the relationship between fish density and environmental variables, (3) inter-annual variations in the spawning aggregation, (4) the proportion of males to females at the spawning ground for several days pre-and post-spawning and (5) the relationship between male density and female density at the protected spawning ground, based on observations over five years at an Okinawan coral reef...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228942/effects-of-renal-denervation-on-vascular-remodelling-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-randomised-control-trial
#17
Hitesh C Patel, Carl Hayward, Jennifer Keegan, Peter D Gatehouse, Ronak Rajani, Rajdeep S Khattar, Raad H Mohiaddin, Stuart D Rosen, Alexander R Lyon, Carlo di Mario
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of renal denervation (RDT) on micro- and macro-vascular function in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). DESIGN: A prospective, randomised, open-controlled trial with blinded end-point analysis. SETTING: A single-centre London teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-five patients with HFpEF who were recruited into the RDT-PEF trial. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Macro-vascular: 24-h ambulatory pulse pressure, aorta distensibilty (from cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), aorta pulse wave velocity (CMR), augmentation index (peripheral tonometry) and renal artery blood flow indices (renal MR)...
January 2017: JRSM Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228722/transcranial-doppler-sonography-reveals-reductions-in-hemispheric-asymmetry-in-healthy-older-adults-during-vigilance
#18
Amanda E Harwood, Pamela M Greenwood, Tyler H Shaw
Given that older adults are remaining longer in the workforce, their ability to perform demanding cognitive tasks such as vigilance assignments needs to be thoroughly examined, especially since many vigilance assignments affect public safety (e.g., aviation, medicine and long distance driving). Previous research exploring the relation between aging and vigilance is conflicted, with some studies finding decreased vigilance performance in older adults but others finding no effect of age. We sought a better understanding of effects of age on vigilance by assessing neurophysiological change over the course of a vigil in young (aged 18-24) and healthy older (aged 66-77) adults...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228697/influence-of-posture-cuing-shirt-on-tennis-serve-kinematics-in-division-iii-tennis-players
#19
Joseph Zappala, Carolina Orrego, Emily Boe, Heather Fechner, Derek Salminen, Daniel J Cipriani
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of a posture-cuing shirt on internal rotation velocity of the shoulder during a tennis swing and to determine this influence on shoulder external rotation position. METHODS: Nine healthy competitive college tennis players from a Division III college participated in this study. High-speed motion capture allowed for 3-dimensional analysis of shoulder kinematics during a tennis serve. Two conditions were evaluated while the athletes performed a high-velocity tennis serve: a standard tennis shirt and a posture-cuing shirt...
March 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228578/proof-of-concept-randomized-trial-of-the-monoclonal-antibody-gsk249320-versus-placebo-in-stroke-patients
#20
Steven C Cramer, Lori A Enney, Colleen K Russell, Monica Simeoni, Thomas R Thompson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: One class of poststroke restorative therapy focuses on promoting axon outgrowth by blocking myelin-based inhibitory proteins such as myelin-associated glycoprotein. The purpose of the current study was to extend preclinical and clinical findings of GSK249320, a humanized monoclonal antibody to myelin-associated glycoprotein with disabled Fc region, to explore effects on motor outcomes post-stroke. METHODS: In this phase IIb double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study, patients at 30 centers with ischemic stroke 24 to 72 hours prior and gait deficits were randomized to 2 IV infusions of GSK249320 or placebo...
February 22, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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